Pencil (color adjustments in Photoshop)
8 x 8¾"
This is a drawing after Frederic Hart's sculpture "Three Soldiers" at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("The Wall") in D.C. Hart's sculpture is my favorite sculpture of the 20th century.
Some quotes about the sculpture:
"A trio of tired soldiers...of warriors larger than life."
"The three soldiers look like three soldiers, tired and heroic."
"Hart captured in stone something vivid, urgent, and alive."
"Their true heroism lies in these bonds of loyalty, in their aloneness, and in their vulnerability."
"Three Soldiers" is a tribute, not to sacrifice and death, but to the living HEROISM of the Vietnam Veteran."
"...there is about them the physical contact and sense of unity that speaks of bonds of love....And yet each one is alone. Their true heroism lies in these bonds of loyalty, in their aloneness, and in their vulnerability."